There is a pleasing combination of Little Toot and The Little Engine That Could to the book, in both text and illustrations. Droll humor and excellent layout add to the fun. There’s always room for another well-told yarn espousing the themes of small-is-beautiful, hard work pays off, and, of course, "I think I can."
A story of hard work, determination, and graciousness, this picture book will reinforce to young readers that a strong work ethic and forgiving spirit will take one far…Reminiscent of The Little Engine That Could, this story is a modern take on a timeless message.
—School Library Journal
Debut author Koehler fills her story with vehicular action that will appeal to young gearheads (“The little snowplow plunged his plow into the avalanche debris”), while Parker’s illustrations balance cutely characterized trucks with mid-blizzard drama.
Young children will find a lot to like in this picture-book adventure, from the insecurities of the stouthearted little protagonist to the way he earns the big trucks’ respect…A welcome addition to winter storytimes.